First Ed, I’m not suggesting that the Batman movie was the cause if it. But I think it strains credulity to suggest that the proliferation of ludicrously violent video games (Saints Row, Grand Theft Auto, etc.) and hyper-violent movies (Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, etc.) – both targeted (you’ll excuse the expression, I hope) at teens and even pre-teens – has done anything other than to coarsen society and provide all the ammunition (another unfortunate expression) necessary for a sick, troubled person to do utterly awful, horrible things.
And yes, I’m equally curious as to how, with the 10′s of thousands of gun laws already in place at the fed, state and local levels, this kid was able to amass such an arsenal in such a short time. Curious, and furious.
Those laws, many of which are perfectly sound, are there for a reason.